Call For Papers

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2001 Joint International Meeting

the 200th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society, Inc. and the 52nd Meeting of The International Society of Electrochemistry

September 2-7, 2001
San Francisco, California
San Francisco Hilton & Towers

(Revised - May 22, 2000)

A1 - CHARLES W. TOBIAS MEMORIAL STUDENT POSTER SESSION
Cosponsors: All ECS and ISE Divisions and Groups

This Poster Session honors the memory of Professor Charles W. Tobias, whose illustrious research and teaching career spanned four decades at the University of California Berkeley campus. Not only was Professor Tobias an outstanding scientist and an excellent teacher, he was the first individual to be elected President of both The Electrochemical Society and The International Society of Electrochemistry. Today, many of his former students play active roles in the areas of modern electrochemical science and technology.

This Poster Session provides a forum for graduate and undergraduate students to present research results of general interest to the Societies. The purpose of this session is to foster and promote work in both electrochemical and solid-state science and technology, and to stimulate active student interest and participation in the Societies. A competition for the two best posters will be part of the s ession. A cash prize of $250 and a scroll will be awarded to the winning student authors. In the case of coauthors, a maximum award of $750 per winning poster will be divided equally between student coauthors. The awards will be made without regard to sex, citizenship, race, or financial need.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: J.M. Fenton, Department of Chemical Engineering, U-222, Room 208, 191 Auditorium Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 USA, Phone: (860) 486-2490, Fax: (860) 486-2959, E-mail: jmfent@eng2.uconn.edu; C.M.A. Brett, Department of Chemistry, University of Coimbra, 3004-535 Coimbra, Portugal, Phone: 3561-239-835295, Fax: 351-239-835295, E-mail: brett@ci.uc.pt; P.S. Fedkiw, Department of Chemical Engineering, Box 7905, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695-7905 USA, Phone: (919) 515-3572, Fax: (919) 515-3465, E-mail: peter_fedkiw@ncsu.edu; M. Kalaji, Department of Chemistry, University of Wales, Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales LL57 2UW, Phone: 44-1248-382516, Fax: 44-1248-370528, E-mail: m.kalaji@bangor.ac.uk; and F.R. McLarnon, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, MS 90-1142, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA, Phone: (510) 486-4636, Fax: (510) 486-4260, E-mail: frmclarnon@lbl.gov.

Electrochemical Science & Technology

B1 - BATTERIES
Cosponsors: ECS Battery Division/ ECS Energy Technology Division/ ISE Electrochemical Energy Conversion Division/ ISE Electronically and Ionically Conducting Phases Division

This symposium is aimed to serve as a forum for discussion among scientists and technologists on frontier high power batteries and electrochemical capacitors for portable applications and electric vehicles. Papers are invited addressing novel concepts in design of Lithium batteries, advanced aqueous batteries and electrochemical capacitors as well as recent advances in the science and technology of electrode materials and electrolytes for superior performance of such batteries and electrochemical capacitors.

Specific areas to be covered, but not limited to: 1. Rationally designed and synthesized electrode materials; 2. Tailored electrolytes for high voltage lithium cells and electrochemical capacitors; 3. Multifunctional binders; 4. Fundamentals of charge and mass transport at electrode/electrolyte interfaces - especially for high power devices; 5. Thermodynamics and safety aspects of rechargeable lithium batteries, aqueous batteries, and capacitors, and 6. Battery and capacitor design and advanced modeling.

Papers on system aspects of battery/capacitor powered electric vehicles and portable devices will also be considered. Due to the large number of papers expected at this Meeting, the symposium will be divided into sub-sessions on Lithium batteries, Aqueous Batteries and Electrochemical Capacitors.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers by September 1, 2001. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: G.A. Nazri, General Motors Research and Development Center, MC: 480-102, RCEL, 30500 Mound Road, Warren, MI 48090-9055 USA, Phone: (810) 986-0737, Fax: (810) 986-2244; E-mail: gnazri@notes.gmr.com; R. Koetz, General Energy Research Department (ENE), Paul Scherrer Institut, CH-5232 Villigen PSI, Switzerland, Phone: 41-56-310-2057, Fax: 41-56-310-4415, E-mail: ruediger.koetz@psi.ch; B. Scrosati, Departimento Di Chimica, University Di Roma, Piazzale A. Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy, Phone: 39-6-49913530, Fax: 39-6-491769, E-mail: scrosati@axrma.uniroma1.it; and E.S. Takeuchi, Wilson Greatbatch Ltd., 10000 Wehrle Dr, Clarence, NY 14031-2090; Phone: 716 759-5358, E-mail: etakeuchi@greatbatch.com.

C1 - FUEL CELLS AND CONDUCTING POLYMERS
Cosponsors: ECS Battery Division/ ECS Energy Technology Division/ ECS High Temperature Materials Division/ ECS Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering Division/ ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Electrochemical Energy Conversion Division/ ISE Electronically and Ionically Conducting Phases Division/ ISE Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division

Intense current interest has focused on devices based on electronically and ionically conducting polymers. Prominent amongst these devices are fuel cells and charge storage devices such as capacitors and batteries. This symposium will address recent research in fuel cells and conducting polymers. Given the breadth of the topic of this symposium, we provide separate descriptions of two main areas of emphasis for this symposium:

Fuel Cells: Fundamental aspects of fuel cell technology will be highlighted. We seek papers on electrocatalysis for hydrogen/air, reformate and direct methanol fuel cells; new ionic conductors for fuel cells; fundamental aspects of composite electrode technology; modeling of fuel cell processes; and hydrogen separation and storage systems for fuel cells.

Ion and Electron Conducting Polymers: We will seek to focus on some of the more recent developments in the extensive array of devices based on conducting polymers, including super- or ultracapacitors, polymeric light emitting electrochemical cells, electrochromic devices, etc. Once again, we would like to stress fundamental aspects of the behavior of these materials in devices. Both experimental and modeling studies are encouraged.

Since we anticipate a rather large number of contributions, we expect to have one or more poster sessions for the symposium. Selection of papers for oral presentation will be based on the organizers' assessment of the importance and originality of the contribution.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: T.A. Zawodzinski, Los Alamos National Laboratory, MST-11, MS D429, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87545-0600 USA, Phone: (505) 667-0925, Fax: (505) 665-4292, E-mail: zawod@lanl.gov; J. Leddy, Department of Chemistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242 USA, Phone: (319) 335-1720, Fax: (319) 335-1270; E-mail: jleddy@blue.weeg.uiowa.edu, M. Mastragostino, Department of Chemistry "G Ciamician", University of Bologna, Via Selmi 2, 40125 Bologna, Italy, Phone: 39-51-259470, Fax: 39-51-259456, mastrag@ciam.unibo.it; T.V. Nguyen, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Kansas, 4006 Learned Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045-2223 USA, Phone: (785) 864-3938, Fax: (785) 864-4967, E-mail: cptvn@ukans.edu; J.R. Selman, Department of Chemical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology, 10 West 33rd Street, Chicago, IL 60616-3730 USA, Phone: (773) 752-5678, Fax: (312) 567-6914, E-mail: selman@charlie.cns.iit.edu; D.A. Shores, Corrosion Research Center, 151 Amundson Hall; University of Minnesota, 221 Church Street SE, Room 112, Minneapolis, MN 55455-0113 USA, Phone: (612) 625-0014, Fax: (612) 626-7246, E-mail: dshores@maroon.tc.umn.edu; U. Stimming, Physik Department der Technischen, University Munchen, Institut fur Festkorperphysik and Technologie, PhysE19, James-Franck-Strasse 1, D-85748 Garching, Germany, Phone: 49-89-289-12531; Fax: 49-89-289-12530, stimming@ph.tum.de; M. Vorotyntsev, Laboratoire LSEO, Faculty of Sciences Gabriel, University of Bourgogne, 6 Boulevard Gabriel, F-21000 Dijon, France, Phone: 33-380-396-064, Fax: 33-380-396-086, E-mail: mv@u-bourgogne.fr; and M. Watanabe, Laboratory of Electrochemical Energy Conversion, Yamanashi University, Takeda 4-3, Kofu 400 Japan, Phone: 81-552-208-620, Fax: 81-552-540-371, E-mail: mwatanab@ab11.yamanashi.ac.jp.

D1 - CORROSION
Cosponsors: ECS Corrosion Division/ ECS Electronics Division/ ISE Corrosion, Electrodeposition and Surface Treatment Division

Papers dealing with the fundamental and engineering aspects of corrosion/protection of metals, alloys, semiconductors, components, and structures are solicited.

The areas to be covered include: 1. maintenance and undermining of passivity and oxide integrity, including oxide growth, breakdown adsorption/absorption phenomena, the propagation of localized corrosion, re-passivation, and salt film formation; 2. optical, electronic, ionic, and mechanical properties of passive films: 3. noise measurement/analysis and statistical analysis of localized corrosion; 4. in-situ corrosion studies by scanning probe techniques; 5. the role of chemical composition, structure, physical defects, chemical inhomogenieties, stresses, and transport properties in breakdown and corrosion; 6. reliability of gate oxides and interlevel dielectrics in semiconductor devices; 7. mechanistic studies of corrosion, reliability, and perform ance degradation in active and passive devices, including electronic components; 8. environment-induced corrosion and degradation of materials and devices; 9. the mechanism and effectiveness of corrosion prevention by inhibitors; 10. corrosion prevention by surface modifications (coatings, self assembled monolayers, PVD, CVD, galvanizing systems); 11. theoretical and predictive corrosion models; 12. risk assessment and reliability prediction for materials, devices, and large systems; and 13. high temperature oxidation and corrosion, chemical/mechanical factors affecting protective oxide scale formation/breakdown, and protective coatings.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers by August 1, 2001. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: J.D. Sinclair, Lucent Technologies, Inc., Room 1D-259, P.O. Box 636, New Providence, NJ 07974-0636 USA, Phone: (908) 582-3345, Fax: (908) 582-3574, E-mail: ntcg@lucent.com; E. Kalman, Institute for Chemistry, Chemical Research Center, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 17, H-1525 Budapest, Hungary, Phone: 36-1-325-7548, Fax: 36-1-325-7509, E-mail: kale@cric.chemres.hu; M.W. Kendig, Rockwell International Science Center, 1049 Camino Dos Rios, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360-2362 USA, Phone: (805) 373-4241, Fax: (805) 373-4383, E-mail: mwkendig@rsc.rockwell.com; W. Plieth, Technische University Dresden - Institut Fur Physik Chemistry & Elektrochem, Bergstrasse 66B, 01062 Dresden, Germany, Phone: 49-351-463-4907, Fax: 49-351-463-7164, E-mail: plieth@cech01.chm.tu-dresden.de; and W.H. Smyrl, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, 151 Amundson Hall, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455 USA, Phone: (612) 625-0717, Fax: (612) 626-7246, E-mail: smyrl001@maroon.tc.umn.edu.

E1 - ELECTROCHEMICAL DEPOSITION AND DISSOLUTION
Cosponsors: ECS Electrodeposition Division/ECS Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering Division/ ISE Corrosion, Electrodeposition and Surface Treatment Division

This symposium will provide a forum for discussion of fundamental and applied aspects of electrochemical deposition and dissolution processes, including structure and properties of electrochemically deposited or electrochemically etched metals, alloys and semiconductors. Original papers are solicited on electrochemical and electroless deposition and dissolution in the following areas: 1. nucleation and growth, 2. kinetics and mechanisms, 3. micro and nanostructuring, 4. properties of electrodeposits including magnetism, 5. mathematical modeling and numerical analysis of deposition and dissolution processes, 6. scale up and scale down of processes, and 7. electrochemical engineering aspects including tools for fabricating micro engineered structures and devices.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers at the Meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: D. Landolt, Lab Metallurgie Chimique, Ecole Polytech Fed de Lausanne, MX-C Ecublens, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Phone: 41-21-693-2981, Fax: 41-21-693-3946, E-mail: dieter.landolt@epfl.ch; M. Datta, Intel Corporation, MS RA1-204, 2501 NW 229th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124-5503 USA, Phone: (503) 613-7104, Fax: (914) 945-2141, E-mail: madhav.datta@intel.com; J.M. Fenton, Department of Chemical Engineering, U-222, Room 208, 191 Auditorium Road, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269 USA, Phone: (860) 486-2490, Fax: (860) 486-2959, E-mail: jmfent@eng2.uconn.edu; T. Osaka, Waseda University, School of Science and Engineering, 3-4-1 Ohkubo, Shinjyuku-Ku, Tokyo 169, Japan, Phone: 81-3-3232-6267, Fax: 81-3-3205-2074, E-mail: osakatet@mn.waseda.ac.jp; and L.T. Romankiw, IBM Corporation, T.J. Watson Research Center, Aisle 1-111, PO Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-0218 USA, Phone: (914) 945-1208, Fax: (914) 945-4081, E-mail: romankiw@us.ibm.com.

F1 - ENERGY AND ELECTROCHEMICAL PROCESSES FOR A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT
Cosponsors: ECS Energy Technology Division/ECS Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering Division/ ISE Industrial Electrochemistry and Electrochemical Engineering Division/ISE Electrochemical Energy Conversion Division

For a sustainable economy, it is important that resources are used efficiently with no detrimental effects on the environment. Over the last decade, there has been a focus on clean and agile manufacturing, with an emphasis on pollution prevention and waste minimization, as well as cost effective remediation of contaminated sites. With the advent of the environmental quality management system, ISO 14000, attention again is being drawn to energy efficiency and conservation as a necessary adjunct to compliant manufacturing and production. This symposium is designed to address electrochemical processes for a cleaner environment with particular attention to the efficient use of energy in these processes.

The scope of the symposium will be broad enough to include the following topics: 1. electrolytic water treatment and purification processes, such as advanced oxidation, electrodialysis, and membrane electrolysis; 2. energy efficient electro-organic synthesis processes; 3. advances in chlor-alkali, chlorate, peroxide, and ozone production; 4. more efficient electrochemical production of primary metals, such as aluminum; 5. energy efficient separation and purification/refining processes; 6. energy efficient, electrochemical recovery, recycling, and reuse technologies; 7. more efficient electrochemical energy conversion devices; 8. advances in electrochemical cell and reactor design; 9. more efficient electrode materials and electrocatalysts; 10. electrochemical enhancements of catalysts for environmentally important reactions; 11. energy efficient membranes for electrolytic processes; and 12. novel electrolytes, such as ionic liquids and supercritical fluids, for more efficient processes.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers at the Meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: E.W. Brooman, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, 100 CTC Drive, Johnstown, PA 15904-1935, USA, Phone: (814) 269-2838, Fax: (814) 269-2799, E-mail: brooman@ctc.com; C. Comninellis, Institute de Genie Chimique, LGRC, Ecole Polytech Polytechnique Federale Federal de Lausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland, Phone: 41-21-693 3674, Fax: 41-21-693 3190, E-mail: christos.comninellis@epfl.ch; C.M. Doyle, DuPont i Technologies; 14 TW Alexander Drive; Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-3999 USA; Phone: (919) 248-5216; Fax: (919) 248-5208; Email: Marc.doyle@usa.dupont.com; and J. Winnick, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Chemical Engineering, School of 225 North 778 Atlantic Avenue NW, Atlanta, GA 30332-0100, USA, Phone: (404) 894-2839, Fax: (404) 894-2866, E-mail: jack.winnick@che.gatech.edu.

G1 - CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SENSORS AND ANALYTICAL METHODS
Cosponsors: ECS Sensor Division/ ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division/ ECS Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Analytical Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Bioelectrochemistry Division

This symposium will address all aspects of analysis of complex chemical environments. Chemical and biological sensors as well as analytical electrochemistry are the major themes. The transduction mechanisms for these analytical techniques involve the conversion of a chemical interaction into a physical effect that is detected by a device or instrumentation. This common theme of transduction unifies the symposium.

Chemical and biological sensors based on transduction mechanisms of all types, including electrochemical, acoustic, optical, electronic, and thermal, are of interest, as are analytical electrochemical fundamentals and new reactions of materials or structures. In addition to the fundamentals of interaction and transduction, technological issues such as multidimensionality, fabrication, experimental capability, instrumentation, signal processing, and applications are of interest as well. Interest will be also devoted to less traditional methods as microanalysis, high local analyte resolution and materials surface analysis. The full-week symposium will be divided into appropriate subtopics. Authors are requested to indicate a subtopic for their submission if they wish.

One or more poster sessions may be required to accommodate all authors. Please indicate in your letter of submittal preference for an oral or poster session; the organizers will make allocation between the two formats.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available at the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers along with the Meeting Abstracts by April 2, 2001. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here.  Proceedings Volume manuscripts should be mailed from the Americas and Europe to M.A. Butler, and from Japan and vicinity to N. Yamazoe.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: P. Vanysek, Department of Chemistry, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115 USA, Phone: (815) 753-6876, Fax: (815) 753-4802, E-mail: pvanysek@niu.edu; M. Aizawa, Department of Bioengineering, Faculty of Bioscience and Biotechnology, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagatsuta, Midori-ku, Yokohama 226, Japan, Phone: 81-45-924-5759, Fax: 81-45-924-5779, E-mail: maizawa@bio.titech.ac.jp; S. Bruckenstein, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14214 USA, Phone: (716) 645-6800 ext. 2207, Fax: (716) 645-6963, E-mail: chemstan@acsu.buffalo.edu; M.A. Butler, Sandia National Laboaratories, Microsensor Division 1425, Albuquerque, NM 87185-1425 USA, Phone: (505) 844-6897, Fax: (505) 844-1198, E-mail: mabutle@sandia.gov; E.J. Calvo, Vallejos 3071, 1419 Buenos Aires, Argentina, Phone: 54-11-576-3378/80 ext. 120, Fax: 54-11-576-3341, E-mail: calvo@q1.fcen.uba.ar; W.R. Heineman, Department of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0172 USA, Phone: (513) 556-9210, Fax: (513) 556-9239, E-mail: heinemwr@email.uc.edu; A.R. Hillman, Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, England LE1 7RH, Phone: 44-116-252-2144, Fax: 44-116-2 52-3789, E-mail: arh7@le.ac.uk; T. Matsue, Tohoku University, Aramaki 7, Graduate School of Engineering, Aoba, Sendai 980-8579, Japan, Phone: 81-22-217-7209 Fax: 81-22-217-7209, E-mail: matsue@bioinfo.che.tohoku.ac.jp; J.W. Schultze, Institut fur Phys ikalische Chemie und Elektrochemie, Heinrich-Heine-Universitat, D-40225 Dusseldorf, Germany, Phone: 49-211-81-14750, Fax: 49-211-81-12803, E-mail: joachimw.schultze@uni-duesseldorf.de; J.R. Stetter, Illinois Institute of Technology, BCPS Department/Chemistry, 3101 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60616 USA, Phone: (312) 567 3443, Fax: (312) 567-3494, E-mail: stetter@iit.edu; and N. Yamazoe, Department of Molecular and Material Sciences, Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, Kyushu University, Kasuga-shi, Fukuoka 816-8580, Japan, Phone: 81-92-583-7537, Fax: 81-92-575-2318, E-mail: noborigz@mbox.nc.kyushu-u.ac.jp.

H1 - INTERFACIAL STRUCTURE, KINETICS AND ELECTROCATALYSIS
Cosponsors: ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Interfacial Electrochemistry Division

This symposium provides a forum for presentation of new results on interfacial structure and reactivity in the light of the recent developments in surface science, spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy and bioelectrochemistry. It provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange between researchers in surface electrochemistry, materials science and bio-electrochemistry . Specific areas of interest (session topics) include: 1. theoretical modeling, 2. measurements of surface forces, 3. electrochemistry at well defined surfaces, 4. fundamental aspects of nanotechnology, 5. ultrafast electrode reactions, and 6. modeling of double layers in biological systems.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers at the Meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: J. Lipkowski, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1G 2W1, Phone: (519) 824-4120, ext. 8543, Fax: (519) 766-1499, E-mail: lipkowski@chembio.uoguelph.ca; R.R. Adzic, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Building 815, P.O. Box 5000, Upton, NY 11973-5000 USA, Phone: (516) 344-4522, Fax: (516) 344-3137, E-mail: adzic@bnl.gov; J.M. Feliu, Department de Quimica Fisica, Universidad de Alicante, Apartado 99, 03080 Alicante, Spain, Phone: 34-6590-9301, Fax: 34-6590-3537, E-mail: juan.feliu@ua.es; O.A. Petrii, Department of Electrochemistry, Moscow State University, Vorob'evy Gory V-234, 119899 Moscow GSP-3, Russia, Phone: 7-095-939-1321, Fax: 7 095 939 0171, E-mail: petrii@elch.chem.msu.ru; P.N. Ross, Jr., Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Materials Science Division, MS 2-100, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA, Phone: (510) 486-6226, Fax: (510) 486-5530, E-mail: pnross@lbl.gov; and H.S. White, Department of Chemistry, University of Utah, Henry Eyring Building, Salt Lake City, UT 84112-8948 USA, Phone: (801) 585-6256, Fax: (801) 585-3207, E-mail: white@chemistry.utah.edu.

I1 - SEMICONDUCTOR- AND PHOTO-ELECTROCHEMISTRY
Cosponsors: ECS Energy Technology Division/ ECS Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering Division/ ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division/ ECS Battery Division/ ISE Interfacial Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Electrochemical Energy Conversion Division

This symposium is designed to foster the participation of scientists and engineers in the field of solar energy conversion and photoelectrochemistry. In particular, an interdisciplinary forum for discussion is planned in the areas of electrochemistry, photocatalysis, and thin-film technology. Papers are solicited for all areas of semiconductor electrochistry, including: 1. Liquid-junction and hybrid solar cells using single crystal, thin-film or amorphous semiconductors, 2. Semiconductor and surface film characterization by techniques using electrolyte contact, e.g. photocurrent spectroscopy, electrolyte electro-reflectance spectroscopy, photocurrent imaging, and impedance spectroscopy, 3. Semiconductor/metal and other contacts prepared by electrochemical or photoelectrochemical methods, 4. Modeling and theoretical aspects of photoelectrochemistry, 5. Novel solar energy storage approaches, 6. Semiconductor thin-film preparation by electrochemical and chemical methods, 7. Surface modification and photoetching of semiconductor electrodes, 8. Dye-sensitization of semiconductor electrodes, 9. Colloidal, porous or quantum-confined semiconductors, 10. Photoelectrochemical sensors, and 11. Environmental pollution abatement by photocatalytic methods.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: M.E. Orazem, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, P.O. Box 116005, Gainesville, FL 32611-6005 USA, Phone: (352) 392-6207, Fax: (352) 392-9513, E-mail: meo@electro.che.ufl.edu; V.K. Kapur, International Solar Electric Technology, 5350 Corbin Avenue, Tarzana, CA 91356-2951 USA, Phone: (310) 216-1423, Fax: (310) 216-2908, E-mail: vkkapur@earthlink.net; N.S. Lewis, Caltech, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, 210 Noyes Laboratory, 127-72, Pasadena, CA 91125 USA, Phone: (626) 395-6335, Fax: (626) 795-7487, E-mail: nslewis@cco.caltech.edu; R.D. McConnell, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, MS 3221, 1617 Cole Boulevard, Golden, CO 80401-3305 USA, Phone: (303) 384-6419, Fax: (303) 384-6481, E-mail: robert_mcconnell@nrel.gov; Y. Nosaka, Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, 940-2188 Japan, Phone: 81-258-47-9315, Fax: 81-258-47-9315, E-mail: nosaka@nagaokaut.ac.jp; and B.A. Parkinson, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University, 200 West Lake Street, Fort Collins, CO 80521-4629 USA, Phone: (303) 491-0504; Fax: (303) 491-1801, E-mail: parkinson@mail.chm.colostate.edu.

J1a - BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ORGANIC ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS: Electron-Transfer Reactions in Biological Systems
Cosponsors: ECS Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division/ ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division/ ECS New Technology Subcommittee/ ISE Bioelectrochemistry Division/ ISE Molecular Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Interfacial Electrochemistry Division

Electron-transfer (ET) reactions play essential roles in regulating chemical and biological processes. Investigations of electron flow in biological systems have elucidated many of the factors that are critical for the amazing selectivities and efficiencies of the photosynthetic and respiratory ET chains. This symposium will focus on both theoretical and experimental approaches to fundamental aspects of electron transfer, enzyme catalysis, small molecules of biological interest, and biomimetic systems. It will bring together electrochemists, biochemists, bioinorganic and bioorganic chemists, and biophysicists, who are working on the electrochemistry of biological compounds and their model systems.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: K. Niki, Department of Chemistry, Illinois St ate University, Normal, IL 61790-4160 USA, Phone: (309) 438-3506, Fax: (309) 438-5538, E-mail: kniki@xenon.che.ilstu.edu; H. Sumi, Institute of Materials Science, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8573, Japan, Phone: 81-298-53-5109; Fax: 81-29 8-55-7440; E-mail: sumi@ims.tsukuba.ac.jp; I. Taniguchi, Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Kumamoto University, Kurokami, Kumamoto, 860-8555 Japan, Phone: 81-96-342-3655, Fax: 81-96-342-3655, E-mail: taniguch@gpo.ku mamoto-u.ac.jp; and J. Ulstrup, Chemistry Department, University of Denmark, Building 207, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark, Phone: 45-42-883-111, Fax: 45-42-883-136, E-mail: ju@kemi.dtu.dk.

J1b - BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ORGANIC ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS: Mechanistic Organic and Organometallic Electrochemistry
Cosponsors: ECS Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division/ ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division/ ECS New Technology Subcommittee/ ISE Bioelectrochemistry Division/ ISE Molecular Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Interfacial Electrochemistry Division

These sessions are intended to include new insights into the mechanisms of organic and organometallic reactions initiated by the electrochemical generation of reactive intermediates. Although all aspects of the field will be covered, particular emphasis will be given to: 1. electron transfer coupled to chemical reactions, such as bond-cleavage and bond-forming reactions; 2. investigations that couple electrochemical and other physicochemical approaches, such as photochemistry and surface science; and 3. the most recent advances in the theoretical and experimental study of activation-driving force relationships.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: J. Heinze, Freiburg Materials Research Center, Stefan-Meier-Strasse 21, Freiburg 79104, Germany, Phone: 49-761-203-6202, Fax: 49-761-203-6222, E-mail: heinze@uni-freiburg.de; and F. Maran, Dipartimento di Chimica Fisica, Universitá di Padova, Via Loredan 2,35131 Padova, Italy, Phone: 39-049-8275147, Fax: 39-049-8275135, E-mail: f.maran@chfi.unipd.it.

J1c - BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ORGANIC ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS: Advances in Electroorganic Synthesis
Cosponsors: ECS Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division/ ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division/ ECS New Technology Subcommittee/ ISE Bioelectrochemistry Division/ ISE Molecular Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Interfacial Electrochemistry Division

This area includes different aspects of electroorganic synthesis, such as new routes for the total synthesis of natural and unnatural products, new synthetic methodology, asymmetric synthesis, chiral mediators (enzymes, synthetic enzymes, and redox-active chiral transition metal complexes), modified electrodes, new electrolysis media, and other topics related to electroorganic synthesis.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: D.H. Evans, Department of Chemistry, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 USA, Phone: (302) 831-6770, Fax: (302) 831-6335, E-mail: dhevans@udel.edu; and J. Lessard, Department of Chemistry, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1K 2R1, Phone: (819) 821-7091, Fax: (819) 821-8017, E-mail: jlessard@courrier.usherb.ca.

J1d - BIOELECTROCHEMISTRY AND ORGANIC ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS: Applications of Electrochemistry in Electrophysiology and Medical Therapy
Cosponsors: ECS Organic and Biological Electrochemistry Division/ ECS Physical Electrochemistry Division/ ECS New Technology Subcommittee/ ISE Bioelectrochemistry Division/ ISE Molecular Electrochemistry Division/ ISE Interfacial Electrochemistry Division

At the cellular level, a large number of biological processes are mediated by electrochemical phenomena. These include regulation of ion channels and transporters by the membrane potential, regulation and pumping of ions across membranes to generate the m embrane potential, and the process of exocytosis. Additionally, electroanalytical methods are frequently used for detection of the flux of neurotransmitters and ions away from cells and through the extracellular space of nerve tissue. Results of studies in both of these areas are leading to significant new understandings of the nervous system. Papers are solicited in the areas of the electrochemistry of cell membranes and the electroanalysis of molecules important in the functioning of neurons.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizer: R.M. Wightman, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, CB #3290, Venable & Kenan Laboratories, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3290 USA, Phone: (919) 962-1472, Fax: (919) 962-2388, E-mail:rmw@unc.edu.

Solid-State Science and Technology

K1a - LUMINESCENT MATERIALS: (Sixth International Symposium on Quantum Confinement)
Cosponsors: ECS Luminescence and Display Materials Division/ ECS Dielectric Science and Technology Division/ ECS Electronics Division

This symposium will address recent developments in the area of nanoscale semiconductor, metallic, and organic structures. Emphasis will be placed on quantum effects and single electron storage in small scale Silicon and III-V compound structures and devices. It will also cover fundamental issues in luminescence physics and chemistry of new classes of phosphor and porous materials including both atomic and molecular structures. Papers are solicited that cover fundamental aspects of science and engineering of quantum confinement in nanostructures, as well as related technology and applications.

Areas of particular interest include: 1. Clusters and Other Nanostructures, 2. Chemistry of Nanostructures, 3. Novel Fabrication Techniques for Nanostructures, 4. Electron Transport in Nanostructures, 5. Cooperative Phenomena in Nanoclusters, 6. New Device Concepts, 7. Layered Magnetic Structures and Giant Magnetoresistance, 8. Quantum Architectures, Circuits, and Computing, 9. Optical Properties (wells, wires, and dots), 10. Organic, phosphor, and porous materials, 11. Spectroscopy of luminescent materials (photo-,cathodo-,electro-, radio-luminescence, and coherent luminescence), and 12. Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors.

Acceptance of a paper in this symposium obligates the authors to submit two copies of a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript by May 15, 2001. A notification of acceptance of the abstract will be sent via email within two weeks of the April 2, 2001 deadline. It is imperative that you indicate your email address when you submit your abstract. Both the April 2, 2001 (for abstract submission) and May 15, 2001 (for proceedings volume manuscript submission) are strict deadlines.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: M. Cahay, ECECS Department, 832 Rhodes Hall ML 30, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221 USA, Phone: (513) 556-4754, Fax: (513) 556-7326, E-mail: mcahay@planck.ececs.uc.edu; D.J. Lockwood, National Research Council, Institute for Microstructural Sciences, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A OR6, Phone: (613) 993-9614, Fax: (613) 993-6486, E-mail: david.lockwood@nrc.ca; J.-P. Leburton, Beckman Institute, 405 North Mathews Avenue, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 61801 USA, Phone: (217) 333-6813, Fax: (217) 244-4333, E-mail: leburton@ceg.uiuc.edu; S. Bandyopadhyay, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68588-0511 USA, Phone: (402) 472-0294, Fax: (402) 472-4732, E-mail: bandy@engrs.unl.edu; and J.S. Harris, Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-9505 USA, Phone: (650) 723-9775, Fax: (650) 723-4659, E-mail: harris@snowmass.stanford.edu.

K1b - LUMINESCENT MATERIALS: (First International Symposium on III-V Luminescent Materials)
Cosponsors: ECS Luminescence and Display Materials Division

The advent of blue- and UV emitting LEDs has opened up the possibility to generate white light from an all solid state light source. Materials science of relevance to this field is challenging and diverse. Be it the LED materials, luminescent materials for color conversion or even substrate materials, research in this area covers a very wide field.

In this symposium, we want to deal with these many aspects and hope and expect this symposium to be the first of many to follow which deal with worldwide communication on frontier research in this field. Topics for whch papers are sollicitated include material physics and chemistry for LED materials themselves, luminescent materials, materials used in thermal management, light outcoupling etc.

In view of the importance and the rapid development in this field, publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers at the Meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: A.M. Srivastava, General Electric Corporation Research & Development Center, KWB 316, P.O. Box 8, Schenectady, NY 12301-0008 USA, Phone: (518) 387-7535, Fax: (518) 387-5299, E-mail: srivastava@crd.ge.com; C.R. Ronda, Philips Research Laboratories, Weisshausstrasse 2, D-52066 Aachen, Germany; Phone: 49-0-241-6003-397, Fax: 49-0-241-6003-483, E-mail: cees.ronda@philips.com; and D. Doxsee, GELcore LLC, 4401 Rockside, Suite 300, Independence, OH 44131 USA; Phone: (216) 606-6557; Fax: (216) 606 6556; E-mail: dan.doxsee@gelcore.com.

K1c - LUMINESCENT MATERIALS: (Tenth International Symposium on the Physics and Chemistry of Luminescent Materials)
Cosponsors: ECS Luminescence and Display Materials Division

This series of symposia continues to be a forum for worldwide communication of frontier research in luminescence physics and chemistry. Its scope ranges from fundamental studies of phosphor mechanisms to the understanding of the science underlying the technologies based on luminescence. All aspects of the physics and chemistry of phosphor performance will be represented.

Papers on photo-, cathodo-, electro-, tribo-, chemi-, bio-, and coherent-luminescence are all acceptable. Topics include X-ray phosphors, scintillators and phosphors for plasma displays and field emission displays. Topics include inorganic and organic phosphor materials, the chemical and crystallographic identification of defect centers active in luminescence or in nonradiative losses, the spectroscopy of emissions, the mechanism of energy transfer, energy loss mechanisms, defect interactions and nonrandom distributions, surface effects, luminescence kinetics, etc. Presentations on chemical of luminescence include synthesis of conventional and novel luminescent materials, including nano-phases; optimization of luminescence properties such as brightness, color, response time, excitation spectra etc. Papers on the newer aspects, e.g., picosecond and femtosecond luminescence, core valence luminescence, multiphoton transitions and phosphors, quantum confinement effects, photon echoes, the scattering processes limiting the coherence times of laser emissions, etc., are welcome.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers at the Meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: A.M. Srivastava, GE CRD, KWB 316, 1 Research Circle, Niskayuna, NY 12309 USA, USA, Phone: (518) 387-7535; Fax: (518) 387-5299, E-mail:srivastava@crd.ge.com; C.R. Ronda, Philips Research Laboratories, Weisshausstrasse 2, D-52066 Aachen, Germany; Phone: 49-0-241-6003-397, Fax: 49-0-241-6003-483, E-mail: ronda@pfa.research.philips.com; L.E. Shea, Sandia National Laboratories, MS 0527, P.O. Box 5800, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0527 USA, Phone: (505) 844-6627, Fax: (505) 844-8168, E-mail: leshea@sandia.gov; W.M. Yen, Department of Physics and Astrnomy, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 USA; Phone: (706) 542-2491, Fax: (706) 542 2492, E-mail: wyen@hal.physast.uga.edu.

L1a - THIN FILM MATERIALS, PROCESSES AND RELIABILITY: (Patterning of Low- and High- k Films and Damage Control in ULSI Device Fabrication)
Cosponsors: ECS Dielectric Science and Technology Division/ ECS Electronics Division

This symposium is aimed at bringing together the technical community working and interested in plasma patterning of low- and high- k films and control of surface and device damage by plasmas in the fabrication ULSI devices and circuits. Both etching and deposition processes are included. Some suggested topics are: 1. new reactor technologies and plasma sources, 2. processes for etching high- and low- k films including reactor contamination management, 3. plasma patterning of noble metals (for capacitor electrodes) and ferroelectric capacitors and TMR elements (for nonvolatile memories), 4. high temperature plasma etching, 5. surface modification and k value degradation in plasma processing, 6. mechanisms, measurement, and control of plasma damage in current and future devices, 7. plasma and VUV device damage from HDP plasmas, both in etching and deposition, and 8. impact of metal and via etching on high-k and ferroelectric capacitors.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available at the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit two copies of a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript by May 15, 2001. A notification of acceptance of the abstract will be sent via email within two weeks of the April 2, 2001 deadline. It is imperative that you indicate your email address when you submit your abstract. Both the April 2, 2001 (for abstract submission) and May 15, 2001 (for proceedings volume manuscript submission) are strict deadlines. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: G.S. Mathad, Infineon Technologies, Inc., United Northern Plaza, 1481 Route 52, Box 10, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 USA, Phone: (914) 892-9533, Fax: (914) 892-9068, E-mail: swami.mathad@infineon.com; M. Yang, Texas Instruments, Inc., 13570 North Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75243 USA, Phone: (972) 995-8289, Fax: (972) 918-9432, E-mail: myang@ti.com; and M. Engelhardt, Infineon Technologies AG, Corporate Research CPR NP, Otto-Hahn-Ring 6, D-81730 Munich, Germany, Phone: 49-89-234-53321, Fax: 49-89-234-47069, E-mail: manfred.engelhardt@infineon.com.

L1b - THIN FILM MATERIALS, PROCESSES AND RELIABILITY: (Copper Interconnects and Low-k Interlevel Dielectric Films in ULSI Circuits)
Cosponsors: ECS Dielectric Science and Technology Division/ ECS Electronics Division/ ECS Electrodeposition Division

This symposium is aimed at bringing together scientists and technologists engaged in the development and practice of multi-level-metal (MLM) interconnections using copper and low-k dielectric films used in ULSI circuits. Two focus areas are planned: 1. copper interconnections and 2. low-k materials for interlevel dielectrics (ILD).

Some suggested topics in these areas include: 1. methods and equipment for copper deposition: electrolytic and electroless plating, CVD, ionized and collimated PVD, 2. barrier and adhesion films for copper wiring, 3. chemical-mechanical polishing (CMP) of damascene and dual damascene structures, slurry composition and performance, and CMP process control 4. reactor and processes for plasma etching copper patterns and dual damascene low-k structures, 5. low-k inorganic and organic materials such as fluorinated oxides & spin- on-glasses and polymers, aerogels, nanofoams, and airgaps 6. methods for low-k film deposition including PE-CVD and integration issues with copper, 7. reliability, electromigration, and migration resistance of copper and copper alloys, 8. reliability of low-k materials such as stability, hot carrier degradation, resistance to copper diffusion, and 9. stress migration, mechanical and thermal stressing in MLM wiring with copper/alloys and low-k ILD films.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available at the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit two copies of a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript by May 15, 2001. A notification of acceptance of the abstract will be sent via email within two weeks of the April 2, 2001 deadline. It is imperative that you indicate your email address when you submit your abstract. Both the April 2, 2001 (for abstract submission) and May 15, 2001 (for proceedings volume manuscript submission) are strict deadlines. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: G.S. Mathad, Infineon Technologies, Inc., United Northern Plaza, 1481 Route 52, Box 10, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 USA, Phone: (914) 892-9533, Fax: (914) 892-9068, E-mail: swami.mathad@infineon.com; H.S. Rathore, IBM Microelectronics, 1580 Route 52, Zip: AE1, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 USA, Phone: (914) 892-2905, Fax: (914) 892-3039, E-mail: rathore@fshvm1.vnet.ibm.com; B.C Baker, Semiconductor Products Sector, Motorola, Inc., Austin, TX 78721 USA, Phone: (512) 933-6191, Fax: (512) 933-5497, E-mail: ra8624@email.sps.mot.com; and R.L. Opila, Bell Laboratories-Lucent Technologies, 600 Mountain Ave, Murray Hill, NJ 07974-0636 USA, Phone: (908) 582-3390, Fax: (908) 582-3957, E-mail: opila@lucent.com.

M1 - SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DIAMOND MATERIALS
Cosponsors: ECS Dielectric Science and Technology Division/ ECS High Temperature Materials Division/ ECS Electronics Division

The objective of this symposium is to provide an international forum for the presentation and discussion of recent developments in the science, technology and applications of diamond and related materials.

The following is a list of topics to be addressed: Modeling and Simulation; Nucleation and Growth; Growth Techniques and Process Issues; Microstructure Evolution; Physical Properties; Applications of Diamond and Related Materials; Chemically Modified Diamond Surfaces; Gas Phase Chemistry; Plasma, Flame and Arc Diagnostics; Diamond-like Carbon Films; c-BN and Carbon-Nitrogen Films; Characterization Techniques; Electrochemistry of Diamond Materials; and Nanostructured Architectures.

The symposium will include a session on the emerging field of diamond and diamond-like carbon electrodes for electrochemistry. Papers describing electrosynthesis on diamond, diamond electrodes for sensors and electroanalysis, surface modification of diamond, and fundamental electrochemical characterization of diamond electrodes are sought. Also, doping of diamond and related materials is an area of emphasis.

As in the preceding symposia in this series, publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers at the Meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: G.M. Swain, Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, 320 East Lansing, MI 48824-1322 USA; Phone: (517) 353-9715 ext. 229; Fax: (517)353-1793; Email: swain@cem.msu.edu; T. Ando, CREST, National Institute for Research in Inorganic Materials, 1-1 Namiki Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan, Phone: 81-298-51-3351, Fax: 81-298-51-4005, E-mail: ando@nirim.go.jp; J.C. Angus, Department of Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA, Phone: (216) 368-4133, Fax: (216) 368-3016, E-mail: jca3@po.cwru.edu; W.D. Brown, University of Arkansas, Bell Engineering Center, Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA, Phone: (501) 575-6045; Fax: (501) 575-7967, E-mail: wdb@engr.uark.edu; J. L. Davidson, Vanderbilt University, Box 99-B, Nashville, TN 37235 USA, Phone: (615) 343-7886, Fax: (615) 343-6614, E-mail: jld@vuse.vanderbilt.edu; J.P. Dismukes, Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Toledo, College of Engineering, 3045 Nitschke Hall, Toledo, OH 43606 USA, Phone: (419) 530-8065, Fax: (419) 530-8086, E-mail: jdismuke@pop.eng.utoledo.edu; A. Gicquel, LIMHP - CNRS - UP13, Av. J.B. Element, 93430 Villetaneuse, France, Phone: 33-1-4940-3657, Fax: 33-1-4949-3414, E-mail: gicquel@limhp.univ-paris13.fr; A. Grill, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-0218 USA, Phone: (914) 945-1492, Fax: (914) 945-2141, E-mail: grilla@us.ibm.com; W.P. Kang, Vanderbilt University, Box 1661, Station B, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Nashville, TN 37235 USA, Phone: (615) 322-0952, Fax: (615) 343-6614, E-mail: wkang@vuse.vanderbilt.edu; C.-P. Klages, Fraunhofer-Inst fur Schict-und Oberflachentechnik, Bienroder Weg 54E, D-38108 Braunschweig, Germany, Phone: 49-0-531-215-5510, Fax: 49-0-531-215-5901, E-mail: klages@ist.fhg.de; S.E. Mohney, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 221 Steidle Building, University Park, PA 16802-5006 USA, Phone: (814) 863-0744, Fax: (814) 865-2917, E-mail: mohney@ems.psu.edu; K.E. Spear, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 118 Steidle Building, University Park, PA 16802-5005 USA, Phone: (814) 863-0990, Fax: (814) 865-2917, E-mail: kes@psu.edu; and B.V. Spitsyn, Institute of Physical Chemistry RAS, 31 Leninsky Prospekt, Moscow 117915 Russia, Phone: 7-095-955-4427, Fax: 7-095-952-5308, E-mail: spitsyn@lmm.phyche.msk.su.

N1a - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR AND LOW TEMPERATURE ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS: (State-of-the-Art Program on Compound Semiconductors XXXV)
Cosponsors: ECS Electronics Division/ ECS Dielectric Science and Technology Division

The thirty-fifth SOTAPOCS will address the most recent developments in compound semiconductors encompassing advanced devices, materials growth, characterization, processing, device fabrication, reliability and other related topics. Papers on both practical issues and fundamental studies are solicited. The following areas are of particular interested: 1. advances in bulk and epitaxial growth technologies of III-V semiconductors and wide-bandgap nitrides; 2. doping control; 3. wet and dry etching; 4. fine-line patterning and nano-structure fabrication, metallization, Schottky and ohmic contact formation; 5. dielectric deposition; 6. ion implantation, activation and isolation; 7. passivation and annealing, microcleaving; 8. bonding and packaging; 9. in situ and ex situ process monitoring; 10. material characterization and wafer level testing and mapping; 11. process induced defects; 12. reliability and device degradation mechanisms, and 13. novel devices for high speed information superhighways.

The symposium will consist of both invited and contributed papers.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available at the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers by May 1, 2001. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: P.C. Chang, Agilent Technologies, 3175 Bowers Avenue, M.S. 87D, Santa Clara, CA 95054 USA, Phone: (408) 970-2897, Fax: (408) 970-2156, E-mail: pablo_chang@am.exch.agilent.com; S.N.G. Chu, Bell Laboratories - Lucent Technologies, Room 7C-221, P.O. Box 636, New Providence, NJ 07974-0636 USA, Phone: (908) 582-7318, Fax: (908) 582-7660, E-mail: sngchu@bell-labs.com; D.N. Buckley, Department of Physics, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, Phone: 383-61-202-902, Fax: 383-61-207-423, E-mail: noel.buckley@ul.ie; Y. Mochizuki, Fundamental Research Laboratories, NEC Corporation, 34 Miyukigaoka, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8501, Japan, Phone: 81-298-56-6122, Fax: 81-298-56-6137, E-mail: mochizuk@frl.cl.nec.co.jp; and J.-P. Vilcot, Institut d'Electronique et de Microelectronique du Nord, DHS, UMR CNRS, 9929 Avenue Poincare, BP 69, F-59652, France, Phone: 33-20-19-7965, Fax: 33-20-19-7883, E-mail: vilcot@iemn.univ-lille1.fr.

N1AA - Organic Optoelectronic Materials & Devices I

 The 1st Organic Optoelectronic Materials and Devices program will consist of papers on the most recent advances in fabrication and characterization of optoelectronic devices using organic materials. It will be held during the 200th meeting of the Electrochemical Society in San Francisco, CA, September 2 – 7, 2001. To kick-off the session, Bertram Batlogg (Swiss Institute of Technology) will give the Society Plenary Presentation on these materials and devices, Monday morning, September 3rd, immediately followed by this special topics session. This session is co-sponsored by the Electronics Division and the Dielectrics Science and Technology Division. It will consist of all invited speakers, and will be carried out as a separate session under the SOTAPOCS symposium. Practical issues and fundamental studies, such as: Novel devices and materials fabrication; New advances of processing technologies; Characterization of materials and devices will be addressed. A preliminary list of invited speakers includes: J. Rogers (Lucent Technologies), Y. Yang (UCLA), B. Kippelen (U. Arizona), C. Scott (IBM), L. Rothberg (U. Rochester), B. Crone (IBM), A. Kahn (Princeton U.), M. Galvin (U. Delaware), D. Allara (Penn. State), and Z. Bao (Lucent). Abstracts are due to The Electrochemical Society Headquarters Office with a copy to one of the Symposium Organizers on or before April 2, 2001.

Suggestions and inquiries should be sent to any of the Symposium Organizers: R.F. Kopf Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories, Room 1C441A, 700 Mountain Ave., Murray Hill, NJ 07974, Tel: (908) 582-5280, Fax: (908) 582-6322, email: rek@lucent.com; R. L. Opila, Agere Systems, 700 Mountain Ave., Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA, (908) 582-3390 (voice), (908) 582-3957 (FAX), opila@agere.com; B. Schwartz, Consultant, 321 Orenda Circle, Westfield, NJ, 07090, (908) 233-6444, Sylber@att.net. S.N.G. Chu, 700 Mountain Ave., Murray Hill, NJ 07974, USA, (908) 582-7318 (voice), (908) 582-3957 (FAX), sngchu@agere.com.

N1b - COMPOUND SEMICONDUCTOR AND LOW TEMPERATURE ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS: (Sixth International Symposium on Low Temperature Electronics)
Cosponsors: ECS Electronics Division/ ECS Dielectric Science and Technology Division

This symposium is intended to provide a forum for discussion of the latest developments and evolutions in the field of Low Temperature Electronics Beside providing an opportunity to review developments since the 5th symposium, which took place two years ago in Honolulu, it will focus on new aspects of electronic materials, devices, and systems operating at cryogenic temperatures. The symposium will consist of both invited and contributed papers.

Contributed papers are solicited in the following areas: 1. Fundamentals; theoretical limitations and restrictions, physical phenomena, new low temperature effects. 2. Devices; semiconductor components, infrared components, optoelectronic devices, hybrid and monolithic integration, nanostructures and novel devices, processing, modelling. 3. Circuits; integrated circuits; digital and analog, charge coupled devices and read out circuits, low temperature systems, design consideration. 4. Systems; packaging, assembly and interconnections, reliability performance, low-room temperature interfaces, heat transfer and refrigeration systems, device and system testing. 5. Applications; computer and telecommunication, space applications, infrared astronomy, instrumentation, low temperature measurement systems.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available at the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers no later than March 1, 2001. Notification of the acceptance and instructions for the preparation of the manuscripts will be given by April 1, 2001. The full manuscripts will be required by May 15, 2001. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: C.L. Claeys, IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium, Phone: 32-16-281-328, Fax: 32-16-281-214, E-mail: Cor.Claeys@imec.be; S.I Raider, IBM, T.J. Watson Research Center, P.O. Box 218, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598-0218 USA, Phone: (914) 945-3822, Fax: (914) 945-2018, E-mail: sraid@us.ibm.com; M.J. Deen, McMaster University, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CRL 220, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4K1, Phone: (905) 525-9140; Fax: (905) 523-4407; E-mail: jamal@ece.eng.mcmaster.ca; and W.D. Brown, University of Arkansas, Bell Engineering Center, Fayetteville, AR 72701 USA, Phone: (501) 575-6045; Fax: (501) 575-7967, E-mail: wdb@engr.uark.edu.

O1 - SEVENTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON CLEANING TECHNOLOGY IN SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING
Cosponsors: ECS Electronics Division/ ECS Dielectric Science and Technology Division

This symposium, will follow the symposia on the same subject held biannually starting in 1989, and will cover a wide range of topics related to the removal of contaminants from the silicon surfaces, as well as topics related to broadly understood surface conditioning prior to all cricital deposition steps.

Areas of interest includes, but is not limited to the following topics: 1. Cleaning and surface conditioning in liquid and gaseous ambients, implementation of wafer cleans toward desired surface chemistry; 2. Surface conditioning prior to critical deposition steps, efect on interfaces; 3. Surface contaminants in silicon processing; metallics, organics, particles; 4. Contaminants transfer to and from the surface in process/cleaning environment; 5. New cleaning chemistries and tools/methods, equipment for wafer cleaning; 6. Correlation between cleaning/surface condition and device performance; 7. Evaluation of cleaning through surface analysis, electrical and optical measurements, in-line monitoring of wafer cleans; 8. Back-end-of-line cleaning operations cleaning of high aspect ratio structures; 9. Post-CMP cleaning methods; 10. Cleaning in integrated processing, in situ cleaning, clusterability of cleans; and 11. Environmental and cost issues in wafer cleaning technology.

Acceptance of papers for presentation will be based on the outcome of the review process. Poster session will be held in addition to regular session.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers by August 15, 2001. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: J. Ruzyllo, Department of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 214 Electrical Engineering West, University Park, PA 16802-2701 USA, Phone: (814) 865-5193, Fax: (814) 865-7065, E-mail: ruzyllo@psu.edu; R.E. Novak, AKrion LLC, 6330 Hedgewood Drive #150, Allentown, PA 18106 USA, Phone: (610) 530-3449, Fax: (610) 216-0422, E-mail: richnovak@aol.com; R.L. Opila, Lucent Technologies - Bell Laboratories, Room 1D-352, 600 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974 USA, Phone: (908) 582-3390, Fax: (908) 582-3957, E-mail: opila@lucent.com; and T. Hattori, ULSI Research and Development Laboratories, SONY Semiconductor Corporation, 4-14-1, Asahi-choi, Atsugi, 293-0014, Japan, Phone: 81-462-305-461, Fax: 81-462-305-572, E-mail: hattori@ulsi.sony.co.jp.

P1 - SIXTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER BONDING: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND APPLICATIONS
Cosponsors: ECS Electronics Division

Semiconductor wafer bonding has emerged as an important technology in such diverse areas as silicon micromechanics for sensors and actuators, inexpensive and high quality silicon-on-insulator (SOI) materials, electronic device applications (bipolar, BiCMOS, power), three-dimensional device integration, and compound semiconductor-on-Si heterostructures.

This symposium, sponsored by the Electronics Division of the Society, brings together specialists from these and related areas to cover the full range of basic science, process technologies, and applications of semiconductor wafer bonding. Both theoretical and experimental papers are solicited.

Papers will be grouped into topical sessions including a selection of invited papers. As with the 5th Symposium in 1999, a poster session will be held as well as the normal oral sessions. Sessions will include the following topics: 1. Physics, Chemistry and Elastomechanics of Wafer Bonding; 2. Characterization of Bonding Interfaces; 3. Bonding Techniques; 4. Generalized Bonding (e.g., GaAs-on-Si, bonding via deposited films); 5. Layer Transfer and Exfoliation Methods; 6. Electronic Device Applications (bipolar, high voltage and Power, CMOS, microwave); and 7. MicroElectroMechanical, Photonic, Sensor and Other Applications.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume is planned to be available after the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers at the meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here and will be sent out by the Symposium Organizers after the official notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: C.E. Hunt, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616 USA, Phone: (530) 752-1958, Fax: (530) 752-8428, E-mail: hunt@ece.ucdavis.edu; H. Baumgart, Infineon Technologies and White Oak Semiconductor, 6000 Technology Boulevard, Sandston, VA 23150-5014 USA, Phone: (804) 952-7923, Fax: (804) 952-7902, E-mail: baumgarh@whiteoaksemi.com; T. Abe, Shin-Etsu Handotai, Co., 13-1, Isobe 2-Chome, Annaka-shi, Gunma-ken 379-0196, Japan, Phone: 81-273-89-2575, Fax: 81-273-85-2774, E-mail: ta.abe@seh.co.jp; and S. Bengtsson, Solid State Electronics Laboratory, Department of Microelectronics, Chalmers University of Technology, SE-412 96 Gothenburg, Sweden, Phone: 46-31-772-1881, Fax: 46-31-772-3622, E-mail: stefan@ic.chalmers.se.

Q1 - FULLERENE NANOTECHNOLOGY
Cosponsors: ECS Fullerenes Group

The objective of this conference is to bring to life an interdisciplinary platform for scientists and researchers to review recent progress in all areas of fullerene / nanotube chemistry and technology. We are soliciting high-quality contributions in fields of fundamental science and technological applications, ranging from the synthetic chemistry of fullerene functionalization to the electrochemical characterization and the photochemistry / photophysics of fullerene materials. In addition to these areas of general interest, we plan special sessions on current "hot" areas.

To this end we are especially encouraging submission of papers in the areas of: 1. Advanced Fullerene Materials; 2. Functional Fullerenes; 3. Electron Donor-Acceptor Interactions; and 4. Trends in Electrochemical and Photoelectrochemical Investigations.

Contributed papers will be programmed in related order, depending on the titles and content of abstracts.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: D.M. Guldi, Radiation Laboratory, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556 USA, Phone: (219) 631-7441, Fax: (219) 631-8068, E-mail: guldi.1@nd.edu and M. Prato, Dipartimento di Scienze Farmaceutiche, Universita di Trieste, Piazzale Europa 1, 34127 Trieste, Italy, Phone: 39-40-676-7883, Fax: 39-40-52-572, E-mail: prato@univ.trieste.it.

R1 - FOURTH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON IONIC AND MIXED CONDUCTING CERAMICS
Cosponsors: ECS High Temperature Materials Division

Ceramic materials that exhibit exclusive high ionic conduction or significant levels of both ionic and electronic conduction continue to attract researchers worldwide because of their many technological applications.

The purpose of this symposium is to provide a forum for the international community to share and discuss the forefront activities that are ongoing in this exciting field. Papers that fit the following session topics are solicited: Ionic transport in solid electrolytes; Mixed conduction in ceramics; Thermo- and chemo-mechanical properties of mixed conductors; Hydrocarbon conversion by ceramic electrochemistry; Electrocatalytic phenomena; Electrode reactions involving ceramic cells; Ceramics for fuel cells and batteries; Thin film ceramic membranes; Conducting ceramics with nano-scale structures; Ceramic sensors; Transport properties of corrosion resistant ceramic films.

Interested participants are urged to send title and contact information of their intended presentations to one of the organizers by October 1, 2000, with abstracts due by April 2, 2001.

Edited papers of this symposium will be published in an ECS Symposium Proceedings Volume planned to be available at the Meeting. Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obligates the authors to submit a typed camera ready copy of the full manuscript and a list of key words to the Symposium Organizers by April 30, 2001. Instructions for preparing the manuscript can be found here.

Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to the ECS Headquarters Office (http://www.electrochem.org/ecstasi/) and to the Symposium Organizers: T.A. Ramanarayanan, Exxon Research & Engineering Company, Corporate Research Laboratory, P.O. Box 997, Annandale, NJ 08801-0997 USA, Phone: (908) 730-2754, Fax: (908) 730-3355, E-mail: taraman@erenj.com; M. Mogensen, Department of Materials, Riso National Laboratory, DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark, Phone: 45-4677-5726, Fax: 45-4677-5758, E-mail: mogens.mogensen@risoe.dk; and W.L. Worrell, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, 3231 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6202 USA, Phone: (215) 898-8592, Fax: (215) 573-2128, E-mail: worrell@seas.upenn.edu.